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    Join Date
    May 2016
    The Woodlands Texas

    Need help with chemistry

    Just started testing my own pool. My pool currently is very cloudy and has some algae developing.

    FC .5
    CC .5
    PH under 7.0, shows up yellow
    alk 30ppm
    ch 90 ppm
    cya 35 ppm

    Using taylor k-2006. Please advise how to best increase my numbers.

    15000 gallon diamond brite

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    May 2016
    Southampton, NJ

    Re: Need help with chemistry

    Far from an expert but from what I'm seeing with your numbers, the advice might include a slam to clear out the algae and rid the pool of the cc. Then increasing the cya slightly and pH. Read pool school. Then read again.
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Need help with chemistry

    Bleach or liquid chlorine is the best way to increase FC quickly. Use Poolmath to calculate to how much to add. Chlorine level is set based on CYA and the FC/CYA Chart. Keep it at target at all times. If FC drops below minimum the pool becomes u sanitary and algae can begin to grow.

    To kill the algae you need to follow this process, SLAM

    It is important to maintain PH between 7.2 and 7.8 at all times to prevent damage to your pool and equipment.

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